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LAWTON: War memorials don’t glorify war

The New Brunswick town of Sackville has put a memorial display on hold.

It shouldn’t need to be spelled out like this, but war memorials don’t glorify war. Just a couple of weeks after a Victoria councillor said Remembrance Day ceremonies are militaristic, the New Brunswick town of Sackville has put a memorial display on hold.

The 8th Canadian Hussars donated a retired light armoured vehicle to be installed in the town’s Memorial Park, but complaints about glorifying war and promoting militarism caused the town to scrap plans for the delay, even though the concrete pad was already being laid.

True North’s Andrew Lawton has the latest.

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